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Archaeologists unearth shackled skeletons in France

The excavation site lies west of the Saintes amphitheatre.
The excavation site lies west of the Saintes amphitheatre. Image by Paul Dunleavy / CC BY 2.0

A group of skeletons shackled together has been discovered by archaeologists at an ancient Gallo-Roman burial ground in France’s southwest. Hundreds of graves dating back to the first and second centuries AD were discovered at an excavation site believed to have once been an important necropolis, five of the skeletons found were shackled together and bound by iron chains. Read more: theindependent.co.uk